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Rams Head IPA - Fordham Brewing Company

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Rams Head IPARams Head IPA

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BA SCORE
81
good

110 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 110
Reviews: 14
rAvg: 3.56
pDev: 10.67%
Wants: 2
Gots: 8 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Fordham Brewing Company visit their website
United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  7.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerThursdays on 01-15-2013)
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2dogbrew

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev +5.3%

08-23-2013 22:31:00 | More by 2dogbrew
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jbexphys

Maryland

3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

08-18-2013 20:43:18 | More by jbexphys
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hopsolutely

Ontario (Canada)

3.86/5  rDev +8.4%

My favourite Fordham brew thus far!

Pours a lighter than expected, hazy golden colour with a reasonable white head that has good retention. Resiny aroma has a very mild caramelized malt back-bone, with piney hops and candied tropical fruit at the forefront. The 7.5% ABV is scarily well hidden and there is only a hint of alcohol warmth in this finish. Malt sweetness rapidly transitions to a "west coast" hop burst before an abrupt bitterness.

I like it, but not suited for those looking for "subtle"...

08-10-2013 01:18:35 | More by hopsolutely
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PhilDaBrewer

Indiana

3/5  rDev -15.7%

08-07-2013 00:43:55 | More by PhilDaBrewer
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Jaguarkmd

District of Columbia

3/5  rDev -15.7%

08-01-2013 00:31:18 | More by Jaguarkmd
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wertschy

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +12.4%

07-31-2013 00:24:15 | More by wertschy
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rodlavers

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -15.7%

07-25-2013 18:18:27 | More by rodlavers
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CraftBeerTastic

Pennsylvania

2.9/5  rDev -18.5%

Ba Review #281
Served On: 07/22/2013
Glassware: Tumbler Pint
Labeled ABV: 7.5%
Date/ Code: 05/17/13

This was one from a sixer I found at Dewey Beach Liquors while on summer vacation at costal Delaware.

Look: Color was a hazy golden color with some deeper tones in the middle. The head was a fluffy 2-fingers of beige foam that stuck around for the duration. Lacing was vry sticky and spotty. Carbonation bubbles were even and throughout.

Smell: Aroma was of grassy hops and a sweet honey malt character.

Taste: The taste proved to be a very light palate from what the brewer's specs suggest (75 IBU's and 7.5% abv). Honestly I was expecting a level of complexity found more in a Double IPA. First off was a light kiss of herbal hops. Then a sweet malty resin hit just for a moment.
Then the high IBU's managed to appear to basically form the finish and aftertaste.

This was a solid brew that followed the drinkable approach found in Fordham offerings. I would grab this again.

07-22-2013 14:54:36 | More by CraftBeerTastic
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Knapp85

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +5.3%

07-14-2013 22:59:54 | More by Knapp85
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nhirsch04

Ohio

3/5  rDev -15.7%

07-07-2013 23:05:43 | More by nhirsch04
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TTripp725

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +5.3%

07-05-2013 11:53:17 | More by TTripp725
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MrBoh

Maryland

3/5  rDev -15.7%

07-04-2013 17:09:14 | More by MrBoh
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GrantBrennan

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +12.4%

07-03-2013 01:43:56 | More by GrantBrennan
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oline73

Maryland

3/5  rDev -15.7%

07-01-2013 18:48:36 | More by oline73
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timwardjr

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

06-26-2013 21:34:17 | More by timwardjr
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IPAIsaac

Florida

3.25/5  rDev -8.7%

06-25-2013 00:09:14 | More by IPAIsaac
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RblWthACoz

Pennsylvania

3.71/5  rDev +4.2%

Not too often you see cask conditioned IPAs. I am not opposed.

This is a pretty smooth ipa, and I think the cask has something to do with moving it in that direction. Nice pine tones. Slightly salty. Bitterness is minimal with a mild bite on there. Feel is slightly sticky. A nice drinker.

06-12-2013 04:59:19 | More by RblWthACoz
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Budinetz

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +19.4%

Poured from a traditional style cask spout into a dimpled mug

A- very light in color. Moderately good head retention.

S- smell is absolutely amazing! Grapefruit, pine explosion!!! It has a sweetness lingering on the nose as well...

T- awesome citrus flavor with a smooth maltiness...

M- feels smooth in my mouth due to the low carbonation. Very drinkable despite the 7.5% abv.

06-12-2013 01:26:46 | More by Budinetz
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mwz5021

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

06-06-2013 17:52:29 | More by mwz5021
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earlholman

District of Columbia

4/5  rDev +12.4%

06-04-2013 14:04:37 | More by earlholman
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hoppymcgee

Connecticut

3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

05-29-2013 18:06:45 | More by hoppymcgee
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wrightst

Maryland

3.44/5  rDev -3.4%

Word of the beer: Classic
Pours a medium gold color with a white head. Big woop. You don't drink the look.
A very distinctive IPA aroma: that piney, citrusy characteristic that is unmistakable for a classic IPA. That promise of hop to come.
The taste is also an example of why hop heads like it so much. It has a smooth malt start but those hops bite in very quickly, just as they should. In the mouth it's just right - not too heavy, not too light. You want an IPA to be in that medium range, in my opinion.
Although it is a classic example of an IPA, this very fact has its drawbacks. It won't overwhelm you, surprise you, or underwhelm you. There are no unique flavors to make you sip again, wrinkle your brow, sip again and try to figure it out. For hop heads, this is a session beer.

A wee history lesson:
Fordham was one of Maryland's shining stars before they moved to Delaware, becoming part of Coastal Brewing Company, which also owns Old Dominion, formerly of northern Virginia. Anhauser-Busch is a minority owner, but has no input into recipes or any brewing matters of the two. AB just has a stake in distribution. Rumor is that AB may be looking to sell back its share.

05-24-2013 21:47:27 | More by wrightst
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bubseymour

Maryland

3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

05-19-2013 18:41:49 | More by bubseymour
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nosavingsaccount

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +12.4%

05-18-2013 14:46:02 | More by nosavingsaccount
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leftstagebrew

North Carolina

3/5  rDev -15.7%

05-16-2013 14:57:14 | More by leftstagebrew
Rams Head IPA from Fordham Brewing Company
81 out of 100 based on 110 ratings.